March 10, 2004
Atlanta, GA – The 41st-ranked Clemson Men’s Tennis team dropped another close match as they fell 4-3 to No. 39 Georgia Tech on Wednesday afternoon. The loss drops Clemson to 14-6 overall, and 0-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference action.
The Yellow Jackets opened the match winning the doubles point as the fifteenth ranked duo of Scott Schnugg and Marko Rajevac withstood three match points and fought back to defeat Jarmaine Jenkins and Nathan Thompson, 9-8 (6) at No. 1 doubles. Tech then earned the point as at No. 2 doubles as Jason Pieters and West Nott teamed together to beat Goran Sterijovski and Ryan Young by a close 8-6 score. In the final doubles match, Damiisa Robinson disposed of Joao Menano and Zachary Rath 8-3 at flight three doubles.
Clemson quickly tied the match a 1-1 as Thompson defeated Schnugg at No. 1 singles in straight sets, 7-6 (1), 6-3. The Jackets took a 2-1 advantage as Nott beat Boetsch in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1 at number four singles, breaking Boetsch’s streak of 11 straight singles victories. Menano rallied from down one set to defeat Young, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at number six singles. Clemson then received a point at No. 5 as Robinson held on to a 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 win over Rath. At No. 2 singles, the final match of the day, No. 77 Jenkins outlasted No. 78 Jose Muguruza, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Jason Pieters posted a come-from-behind three-set victory at the No. 2 flight of singles over Goran Sterijovski to clinch the match for Georgia Tech.
Clemson falls to 14-6 overall, and 0-2 in the ACC. The Tigers return to action on Saturday for its ACC home opener as they play host to Maryland at Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.
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